When the City of Great Bend took over management of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in January, city officials found troubling evidence as to how the CVB had been operated by long-time CVB Director Cris Collier. They were so concerned that they brought in the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to probe the records for any improprieties, City Administrator Howard Partington said.
Software that attempts to catch cheaters, and tests that determine college readiness, will have a negative effect on enrollment at Barton Community College, according to BCC administrators. The extent of the impact won't be immediately known.
A man convicted of aggravated kidnapping of a child and two counts of aggravated sodomy in Barton County is eligible for a parole hearing later this year, according to the Kansas Prisoner Review Board.
No piece of machinery quite speaks to the spirit of the Barton County Fair quite the way the tractor does. And whether it's the kiddie tractor pull, or the big guys testing the mettle of their antique tractors, there's certainly a long-time avid following.
The City of Great Bend will host a retirement reception for outgoing Public Works Director Don Craig from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Front Door, 1615 10th St. in Great Bend. The public is invited to this come-and-go event.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Bank. 3600 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Sarah Adams and Barry Bowers. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A state of local disaster emergency could be declared for Kansas in the aftermath of wind, rains storms and flooding that raked the area June 25-28 and June 30-July 4, Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller told county commissioners Monday morning. Now, the state is wanting damage estimates from all 105 counties.